Intake Paralegal/Receptionist

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary is determined by Legal Services NYC Collective Bargaining Agreement




1 West 125th Street
2nd Floor
New York
New York
United States


*This position is at Manhattan Legal Services*

Manhattan Legal Services is seeking a motivated individual to fill the role of Intake Paralegal/Receptionist for our Housing Unit. Our organization is part of Legal Services NYC (LSNYC), the largest provider of free civil legal services for low-income people in the country. We are dedicated to providing high quality legal services in the areas of housing, family law, public benefits, employment, consumer, education, immigration, and disability rights. We are committed to working in partnership with community-based organizations in the low-income communities we serve in order to address the causes of homelessness, hunger and family disintegration. This is an exciting opportunity for someone dedicated to serving the needs of low-income individuals.

Intake Paralegal/Receptionist duties include conducting eligibility screenings of potential clients; entering client information into several databases;  opening and closing files for clients; coordinating follow-up services for clients including appointments, referrals, client correspondence and gathering documents; assisting case-handlers on client-related matters; providing advice and information under the supervision of an attorney; using translation services; running database reports; maintaining client-related files; providing outside referrals. Additionally, when serving as receptionist, the successful candidate will operate central office telephone equipment. The Intake Paralegal/Receptionist may also be asked to perform off-site intake and, on occasion, work outside of regular business hours.  

Qualifications include: 

1.    Excellent interviewing skills;

2.    Excellent communication skills;

3.    Excellent computer skills;

4.    Experience working with a diverse low-income population; 

5.    Associates, college or paralegal degree or equivalent skills demonstrated by professional or life experience; 

6.    Excellent organizational skills; 

7.     Bilingual in English and Spanish required.

How to Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to  Please write “Intake Paralegal/Receptionist” in the subject line of the email. Please, no telephone calls. Salary and benefits are determined by the LS-NYC Collective Bargaining Agreement. Manhattan Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender persons, and persons over 40 are welcome and are encouraged to apply.

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Benefits include excellent health and dental insurance, an employer contribution to a pre-tax 403(b) pension plan, and generous leave time.  

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish required. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to  

Please write “Intake Paralegal/Receptionist” in the subject line of the email. Please, no telephone calls. 

Position: immediate; please review full job notice for responsibilities and qualifications